In three trips to the Warwickshire Avon Barry Peck has managed to break both his barbel and chub personal best.
After years of trying to catch a 5lb-plus chub from the waterway he finally achieved his target and beat his pb for the species with a 5lb 5oz specimen.
He said: “I caught four chub of 4lb 15oz last season and was beginning to think I’d never get a five.”
His next evening session then resulted in a cracking barbel of 11lb 1oz. “This has been my best start to a river season and I hope it continues. Both fish fell to dumbbell boilies on 3ft fluorocarbon and braid combi-rigs with size 12 Drennan Super Specialist Barbel hooks,” he added.